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James Worthington

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James is a construction specialist experienced in both transactional work and advising on disputes in respect of a large range of construction, infrastructure and regeneration projects.

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About

James advises developers, housebuilders, contractors and funders on all types of construction documentation, including domestic and international standard forms of construction contracts. He is also experienced in advising on a wide range of disputes in different dispute resolution forums, including mediation, adjudication, expert determination and litigation.

James has drafted the commentary on the JCT Standard Building Contract 2016 for the Isurv website and has published articles in Building, Construction News and Civil Engineering Surveyor. James is ranked as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in Legal 500.

James is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising Countryside on the development of 2,600 homes at Eastern Quarry, Ebbsfleet
  • Advising on the construction contracts for the $1.1 billion airport modernisation project at Bahrain International Airport
  • Advising on a number of offshore construction contracts and operation and maintenance contracts for the London Array wind farm
  • Advising on the defence of a number of claims arising out of fire safety issues and allegedly defective cladding
  • Advising on a multi-million-pound adjudication arising out of the Crossrail project
  • Advising on a multi-million-pound claim in the TCC against three defendants regarding defective foundations in a number of residential properties.

Our thinking

  • Case analysis: URS Corporation Ltd V BDW Trading Ltd

    James Worthington

    Insights

  • True value adjudications; don’t jump the gun!

    Christopher Busaileh

    Insights

  • Building quotes James Worthington on construction output in December 2022

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • Property Week quotes James Worthington on UK construction output in November

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Housebuilder Countryside in its partnership with Redbridge council to build up to 1,000 homes in east London centre

    Sarah Wigington

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £59.3m facility to the Audley Group.

    Cara Whiffin

    News

  • James Worthington quoted by Construction Law on the Private Member’s Bill proposing to abolish cash retentions within construction contracts

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • When can you set off claims against different elements of a project

    James Worthington

    Insights

  • Construct.Law - Summer 2021

    Anna Sowerby

    Insights

  • Powering Real Estate

    James Worthington

    Insights

  • James Worthington writes for Construction News on the way in which the courts will handle leaseholder claims relating to defective cladding

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • Keeping Up With Construction: Handover at Practical Completion - Practical Pointers

    James Worthington

    Podcasts

  • Construct.law - Winter 2020

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • James Worthington and Carolyn Davies write for Building on ways to challenge liquidated and ascertained damages clauses

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • James Worthington and Vanessa Jones write for Building on the scope to omit works under a building contract

    James Worthington

    In The Press

  • Construct.Law - Summer 2020

    David Savage

    Insights

  • Essential law: Variations - Part one

    James Worthington

    Insights

  • The New Normal: How can the risks associated with Covid-19 be addressed in future construction contracts?

    Jane Burrows

    Podcasts

  • Drones in construction – designing for urban air mobility

    James Worthington

    Insights

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